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Tunis Lifestyle

The surrounding islands
Sidi bou Said 

Famous for its cobbled streets and blue and white houses, Sidi Bou Saïd is a picturesque village set on a promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Outdoor cafes, Tunisian restaurants and small art galleries are also dotted on the heights.

Behind the simply whitewashed walls sometimes hide real palaces. One of them was built by an European who fell in love with the village in 1912, The Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger; transformed it into a museum and it actually hosts concerts and artistic events.

The Medina 

Located a few minutes from our Hotel and listed as a UNESCO heritage site since 1979, the Medina of Tunis is one of the first Arab-Muslim cities of the Maghreb (698 AD). Capital of several dynasties with universal influence, it represents a human settlement witnessing the interaction between architecture, town planning and the socio-cultural and economic effects of previous cultures. There are 700 historical monuments, spread over seven areas, among which the most remarkable are the Zitouna mosque, the Casbah mosque, the Youssef Dey mosque, the  Bab Jedid gate, Bab Bhar gate, Souk el-Attarine, Dar el-Bey, Souk ech-Chaouachia, Tourbet (family cemetery) el Bey,

The city center 

Heart  of the capital of Tunisia, the city center of Tunis is known for its famous cathedral as well as its theater  municipal. North of Avenue Bourguiba is the district of  Lafayette  which still houses the  Great synagogue of Tunis  and the  Habib-Thameur garden  fitted out on the site of the old  Jewish cemetery  located outside the walls. A meeting place for different religions, it testifies to the cultural diversity of our country thanks to its many monuments.

Bardo Museum

Housed in an old palace  beylical  from the suburbs of  Bardo  since the end of the 19th century , the  Bardo National Museum  is the most important archaeological museum in  Maghreb  and one of the richest in the world in  mosaics  Roman  ; its collections have grown rapidly thanks to the many archaeological discoveries made across the territory.

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The ruins of Carthage 

Of Phoenician foundation, Carthage is an extensive archaeological site located on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Tunis and the surrounding plain.  Metropolis of the Punic civilization in Africa and capital of the province of Africa in Roman times, Carthage played a leading role in antiquity, as a great merchant empire. Its soil contains vestiges that testify to more than two thousand years of history, the oldest of which date back to the beginning of the 8th century BC During the long Punic Wars, Carthage occupied territories that belonged to Rome, which destroyed its rival in 146 AD The city will be rebuilt by the Romans on the ruins of the ancient city

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